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Full-Day Tour to Essaouira - The Ancient Mogador City from Marrakech provided by Morocco Inspiring Tours

Full-Day Tour to Essaouira - The Ancient Mogador City from Marrakech

Full-Day Tour to Essaouira - The Ancient Mogador City from Marrakech
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Share the ride to Essaouira with a small group of travelers from Marrakech. Your morning departure starts with pickup from your accommodation, followed by a scenic journey into the countryside. Then set out for a walking tour of the historical port city of Essaouira, including its UNESCO-listed medina and free time to explore on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Guided walking tour of Essaouira’s cultural heritage
Travel by minibus or 4WD from Marrakech; snacks included
Pass by scattered villages and grazing animals en route
Personalized attention: small-group tour limited to eight people
What to expect
Meet a driver at your Marrakech hotel, then make the drive to Essaouira in a climate-controlled vehicle. Enjoy views of the countryside along the way, as you pass through villages and fields, then stop at a small argan oil cooperative run by local women. Learn how the oil is extracted and used—with the option to purchase oil direct from the producers— before continuing to Essaouira. Learn the basics of Essaouira’s history on a sightseeing walking tour of the city, taking in the distinctive blue-and-white architecture, and unique rhythm of the seaside town. Following the tour, you have the rest of the day to explore on your own: head down to the water to see the fishermen bring in the catch of the day, then sample Moroccan-style seafood in an outdoor café. The UNESCO-listed medina is full of artists and craftsmen’s shops, and walking the city’s stone rampart is like stepping into history—watch for fishing boats on the far horizon. At the end of the afternoon, meet back up with the driver for the return trip to Marrakech, where this tour concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25014P14
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel / Riad pickup and drop-off • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned minivan or 4WD with an English-speaking driver/guide • Guided walking tour of Essaouira city • Drinks (Bottled mineral water+Fresh mint tea) • Free time after the guided tour • All entrance fees, local taxes and fuel are included • Fuel included • Entry/Admission - Afous Argan • Entry/Admission - Medina of Essaouira
Exclusions
Lunch • Gratuities
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If you are staying inside the Medina (Old town), your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicle.
Marrakesh, Morocco
Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
PHARMACIE POPULAIRE الصيدلية الشعبية, Trik Jazouli, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Cafe Bistro Laksour, Morocco, Rue Lalla Fatima Zahra, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
PHARMACIE LA MOSQUEE, Rue Lalla Fatima Zahra, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Saadien's Tombs, Rue de La Kasbah, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Bahia palace entrance, Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
El Badii Palace, Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
PHARMACIE KECHICH, Avenue Bab El Khemis, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Ali mosque door driveway, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Bab Aylan, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
PHARMACIE MARRAKECH el massira, Rue Bab Doukkala, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Dar Moha restaurant a Marrakech, 81 Rue, Dar El Bacha, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Hospital Ibn Zohr, Sidi Mimoun, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Bab Ksiba, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
PHARMACIE AL KHALILI, Rue Bab Ksiba, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
El Moukef, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Airports:
Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel / Riad pickup and drop-off • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned minivan or 4WD with an English-speaking driver/guide • Guided walking tour of Essaouira city • Drinks (Bottled mineral water+Fresh mint tea) • Free time after the guided tour • All entrance fees, local taxes and fuel are included • Fuel included • Entry/Admission - Afous Argan • Entry/Admission - Medina of Essaouira
Exclusions
Lunch • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If you are staying inside the Medina (Old town), your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicle.
Marrakesh, Morocco
Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
PHARMACIE POPULAIRE الصيدلية الشعبية, Trik Jazouli, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Cafe Bistro Laksour, Morocco, Rue Lalla Fatima Zahra, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
PHARMACIE LA MOSQUEE, Rue Lalla Fatima Zahra, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Saadien's Tombs, Rue de La Kasbah, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Bahia palace entrance, Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
El Badii Palace, Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
PHARMACIE KECHICH, Avenue Bab El Khemis, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Ali mosque door driveway, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Bab Aylan, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
PHARMACIE MARRAKECH el massira, Rue Bab Doukkala, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Dar Moha restaurant a Marrakech, 81 Rue, Dar El Bacha, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Hospital Ibn Zohr, Sidi Mimoun, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Bab Ksiba, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
PHARMACIE AL KHALILI, Rue Bab Ksiba, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
El Moukef, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Airports:
Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Operated by a multi-lingual guide
Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures more personalized attention from your guide
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 17 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Afous Argan
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Medina of Essaouira
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Chris Masko
Boston, MA1 contribution
An Outstanding Cultural and Personal Experience
May 2021 • Couples
Perfect from start to finish. Abdul spoke great English, was immensely friendly and went out of his way for us on multiple occasions, arrived at our hotel on time (with water, and a Toyota Land Cruiser (not often found in Morocco)), answered every question with energy-care, and delivered us to our guide in Essaouira (Azziz) without fault.

Azziz (a friend of Abdul (who is a partner in the company that runs the tours)) is as kind and welcoming as they come. He knew everyone in the city, and they welcomed him and us. He showed us all the sites, places you might only know from living there your whole life, and took us to great stores, with the intention of showing us local art, not driving a purchase.

The quality of this tour was fantastic and you would be remiss to skip it, and Essaouira. Abdul and Azziz are the type of people you want around you in general and as guides. Proper fixtures of the Moroccan experience. 10/10 quality and experience.

Ps. My girlfriend says bring a jacket even in the summer if your not thique skinned like me.
Written 19 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carley M
2 contributions
Loved our time in Essaouira! Excellent day trip from Marrakech.
We had a wonderful excursion from Marrakech to Essaouira! Our driver Ismail was prompt picking us up at the designated meeting spot and provided wonderful conversation throughout the ride to Essaouira. The van was spotless and spacious and his driving was excellent. We made 2 quick stops enroute and upon arrival in the port city, we were met by a local guide Aziz who brought us on a guided tour. We had a lovely time exploring the medina, harbor and beach with Aziz and found Essaouira to be a welcomed contrast from Marrakech. Both gentlemen were excellent hosts for the day and we could not recommend this day trip enough!
Written 21 February 2020
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Peace Duniya
1 contribution
Great tour company!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Wonderful Ismail drove us to Essaouira he is a positive person and full of energy and always has something interesting to say. Our city guide in beautiful Essaouira was Aziz (also a great tour guide). Highly recommend the tour!
Written 31 January 2020
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Alessandra G
Milan, Italy143 contributions
Nice day escape from the crowded Marrakech
Well designed tour to Essaouira stopping by an argan oil cooperative and to see goats on the argan trees. Punctual and funny driver (Ismael) who was full of fun facts about Marocco and the trip itself. Approved!
Written 4 January 2020
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johanna v
Wassenaar, The Netherlands5 contributions
Wonderful relaxing trip to Essaouira
Dec 2019 • Family
After an excellent trip to Ait Ben Haddou with Morocco Inspiring Tours, we decided to join their tour to Essaouira. Ismael was a careful driver, and on the way, he explained a lot about Moroccan culture and the way of living. We had a quick picture stop when we noticed the goats in the trees, and visited a small Arganot cooperative where we watched local woman pressing the nuts. At arrival in Essaouira, Ismael introduced us to Aziz, the local guide. Aziz is a heartwarming man, born and raised in Essaouria, proud of the relaxing feeling of the city, where different religions ( Muslims, Jews and Christians) live peacefully together. He showed us the city with the highlights - like the Game Of Trones movie spot-, but he also introduced us to the little alleys, hidden synagoges,local fish market and a wood carving place. After lunch, we did some souvenir shoppings in Essaouria- So much choices and all at reasonable prices! All in all, a perfect relaxing day on the coast, experiencing a completely different vibe than Marrakech. Really happy we went on this trip with Morocco Inspiring Tours- it are all little details and extras that make this company definitely the best!
Written 29 December 2019
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Roamaz
Auckland Central, New Zealand14 contributions
A great day in Essaouira.
What a fabulous day. Essaouira was a real revelation, much more chilled out than Marrakech but still with a fascinating history and beautiful sights. We are so pleased that we made the effort to go to Essaouira while we were in Morocco and our tour guide/driver Ismail was excellent. He has encyclopaedic knowledge and is really good fun too. I would highly recommend booking him for your tour.
Written 26 December 2019
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Roloush
Sydney, Australia28 contributions
Great day trip
Our driver (Ismail) was prompt and a very careful driver. He was also very informative. The visit to an Argan oil co-op gave a good insight into the production of the oil and its products. Our Essaouiran guide (Aziz) was funny and knew the area inside and out. Overall a good trip to take to break the monotony of Marrakech.
Written 12 December 2019
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Diren P
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions
A great day
Nov 2019
A great day out to Essaouira. Our driver and guide were lovely - very warm and friendly and they went out of their way to make us comfortable. The drive was good , the vehicle was very clean and comfortable. The tour was lovely, and the city by the sea was beautiful
Written 8 December 2019
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JAMO58
United Kingdom159 contributions
Essaouira - Our last Day in Morroco we’ll spent!
Nov 2019
After travelling with a group in a loop from Casablanca to Marrakesh we decided we couldn’t leave Morroco without a visit Essaouira. We were delighted when Abdul collected us from our hotel and drove us to the coast. The kilometres disappeared quickly as we chattered about life in Morocco compared to our own home life. Having been travelling for some time we had many questions for Abdul and he was happy to fill in the gaps of information we needed.

Travelling on the roads is always a hazard in any country but we felt very safe travelling with this driver. The vehicle appeared new, clean and very comfortable for four travellers. Not only a considerate driver but also to the passengers, stopping for photographs or organising for experiences on the way. Very fluent in English so we not only communicated but could have some honest in-depth discussions on Morroco and its future.

A guide was arranged for the Médina in Essaouira and he certainly knew this area like the back of his hand being where he was born and lives. We were shown some very historical sites as well as some great craftsmen at work. We particularly enjoyed a visit to the public baths which we had only previously seen from the out side. The guide showed as many things that dated from the Portuguese occupation and Jewish occupation that dated way back.

A very enjoyable day with plenty of flexibility to meet our personal requests, thank you Abdul you are very hospitable and professional!
Written 25 November 2019
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Snehal
Atlanta, GA62 contributions
Fantastic full day tour with Abdullah
Had a fabulous experience touring with Abdullah - really did a great job driving and also stopping at various thrilling spots - none better than next to a Argan tree full of goats! The guide in Essaouira, Aziz was also delightful and extremely knowledgeable. Would recommend these guys in a heartbeat!
Written 25 November 2019
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Our driver Abdul was wonderful! He was very welcoming and very knowledgeable. He made sure we had a great time! O
salia333
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AMAZING!
The whole tour was AMAZING! It was a breathtaking experience, from the pick up to the drop off. My driver AbdulRahm
AnnK1314
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Private Day trip - Essaouira
We were picked up from our hotel in Marrakech promptly at 8:30 for the drive to Essaouira. It was pleasant and we l
nipaphanl
nipaphanl
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Amazing Morocco 15 Multi-Day Tour With Abdul!
Our guide/driver Abdul, was such a gem! His English was excellent, driving very careful, photography skills awesome
bte25
bte25
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Comfortable, fun ride to Ouzoud Falls!
What a wonderful trip! Abdul was prompt and courteous and drove a clean, spacious vehicle. He expertly drove us thr
Nomad109221
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Amazing trip !
This was a really great trip. I have been to the white mountain and Acadia mountain the the US and this is better.
422garye
422garye
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Amazing and unique experience
Our guide Abdul was amazing and we had a truly unique experience that we could it have had otherwise. Very knowledg
jessicaebersbach
jessicaebersbach
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10/10 would recommend
This whole experience was absolutely amazing! The guides were phenomenal. They all spoke amazing English and the co
xuqu
xuqu
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Amazing half day trip
We had an awesome trip.We're very grateful to have Abdul as our tour driver, Thank you for providing us with a ver
christinehT9369IJ
christinehT9369IJ
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Amazing
Great tour through the Atlas mountains with many informations about culture and nature by Abdul. Amazing food in su
Gisli65
Gisli65
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Great tour from start to finish
Starting with good communication about pickup, the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable. Small group of only 6
akprice2017
akprice2017
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Bring a jacket to the Windy City!
We were collected from our hotel promptly by Ismael, who was friendly and informative throughout the trip, keeping
U6803HDbrunov
U6803HDbrunov
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Great experience and Khalid was amazing
The trip was the highlight of our holiday in Morocco. The mountains were beautiful, the food was incredible, and th
heatherd917
heatherd917
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A happy little camel family!
I really hoped to go for a camel ride during our trip to Marrakech but was a little apprehensive...no way should I
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O6982WLkareng
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Amazing tour
Best tour we went on in Morocco. Amazing views, amazing food, and a friendly and helpful guide. Would highly recomm
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